Virginia Mediation will offer Parent Education Classes as approved for Virginia Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts using Zoom Video Conferencing for the first 20 who sign up.  We have received permission by the State to offer the class by video and we have approved materials to email you in advance of the class.  

While courts may not be open, disagreements over custody of children continue, especially during governor’s orders for social distancing and staying home, which seem to exacerbate the stress of exchanging children back and forth between parents.  Virginia Mediation will be offering our highly acclaimed 4-hour Parent Education Class by means of Zoom video conferencing. You can sign up to use Zoom for free. The class registration fee is $50 payable by credit card.  We will continue to mediation disputes using Zoom video conferencing. To register for the class or schedule a mediation email us at staff@virginiamediation.com  or call Virginia Mediation at 540-373-1848.  

This interactive class including a video of children sharing their perspectives and the stress they’ve gone through as they’ve felt caught in the middle of their parents’ fights.  The instructor is a lawyer and mediator. You will have an opportunity to share your situation, if you choose to do so, and to ask questions about your situation. 

As directed by Virginia Code Sections 16.1-278.15 and 20-103, this class addresses the effects of separation or divorce  on children, parenting responsibilities, options for conflict resolution and financial responsibilities. Among other subjects covered will be the following:  

  • Tips on what Virginia Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court judges say influences them in making decisions.  
  • how to prepare for your court case and how to present your case before the judge.  
  • How to set your boundaries and how to hold the other parent accountable when they fail to honor your boundaries, don’t do what they agreed to do, or do what they’re not supposed to do. 
  • How to listen to the other parent without getting stressed out or ending up in an argument. 
  • How to make the other parent accountable.  
  • How to parent in a way that is in the “best interest of the children.”  
  • how to present a positive case in court even when you feel the need to put on evidence showing that the other parent is a jerk.  

 

 The foregoing provides educational information and does not provide legal advice. It was not prepared for you either generally or in connection with any specific issue or case. The mediator does not give legal advice. You are responsible for obtaining legal advice from your own lawyer.